Indians and their love affair with paneer, or cottage cheese, need no introduction. Delicious and versatile, paneer’s a hit in any avatar. Add them to curries, salads, fritters and you know you have a winner. Interestingly, paneer is also dubbed as one of the best sources of vegetarian protein. If you are on a weight loss diet, you may have heard the advice of adding more protein to your diet. Proteins help induce the feeling of satiety, it makes you feel adequately full, which prevents you from bingeing on high-fat snacks. If you binge less, there are lesser chances of fat accumulation and more room for muscle. Here are all things yummy, healthy and protein-rich that you can make with your humble cube of paneer.
5 Healthy Protein-Rich Paneer Snacks You Can Try At Home:
1. Paneer Tikka
We told you this list is going to be yummy and here we are keeping our promise. According to many nutritionists, tikkas and tandoori goods are much better alternatives to fried goods, as they pack much lesser calories due to their preparation technique. But if you are really eyeing for a healthy deal here, make your tikkas at home, replace the cream in the batter with yogurt and enjoy them in moderation.
2. Paneer Bhurji
Easy to make and ever-so-delicious, paneer bhurji has been our saviour on days when our kitchen pantry was not so loaded, or at times when we were simply too lazy to cook. But paneer bhurji, if cooked right (read: no additional butter), can be a healthy and filling snack to tuck into when cravings kick.
3. Paneer Besan Chilla
This snack is an ultimate protein booster. Chilla is an Indian pancake like dish; it is a popular breakfast dish in India. Made of gram flour, it serves as an excellent plant-based source of protein; add to it the goodness of paneer and you have a yummy and satiating treat all to yourself.
4. Paneer Methi Satay
This deliciously low-fat snack is dressed in a spiced yogurt batter. The satay also packs the goodness of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate rich bell peppers.
5. Spiced Paneer, Chana And Apple Salad
Boiled chickpeas teamed with fresh greens, crisp apples and some spicy paneer, this delicious salad will change the way you have viewed ‘salads’ so far.